Rian Immigrant Center condemns SCOTUS ruling: ALL are welcome at our Center
As an organization that has for more than 30 years fought to advance equitable opportunities and protections for all, we are devastated today to see our country take such a monumental leap backward. Today’s decision to overturn 50 years of protections provided by Roe v. Wade is a shameful exercise of political power by the country’s highest court.
While states like Massachusetts have already codified Roe on the state level, in many other states, abortion is effectively banned as a result of today’s decision. History tells us that banning abortions doesn’t stop them from happening–it just makes them less safe.
These bans will have a disproportionate and discriminatory impact, further restricting access and worsening health outcomes for those already at a disadvantage because of systemic racism. And it will further criminalize people in those communities already disproportionately targeted by the criminal justice system. While this decision directly impacts people who can become pregnant, the implications for limiting individuals’ rights are potentially wide-reaching.
The Rian Immigrant Center stands in solidarity with those whose rights are under attack. We will stand shoulder to shoulder with all our neighbors in the long fight ahead.